Hoyer won't back administration's proposal on political contributions

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), the House Democratic whip, said May 10 he disagrees with the Obama administration’s draft executive order to require companies to include political contribution information with each bid proposal for a contract.

“The issue on contracting ought to be on the merits of the contractors’ bid and capabilities,” Hoyer told reporters, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The House Small Business and Oversight and Government Reform committees are holding hearings on the proposed policy May 12. Dan Gordon, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, is expected to testify.

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